Brahms, Vivaldi & Beethoven
A beloved guest conductor returns to the NJSO’s podium and harpsichord bench, as astonishing rising stars from the Sphinx Organization and virtuosos from our own ranks take center stage.
NICHOLAS MCGEGAN conductor
RUBÉN RENGEL violin
EDUARDO RIOS violin
ADRIANA ROSIN violin
NA-YOUNG BAEK cello
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Brahms reimagined an old German hymn tune in eight different ways, then wove these variations together into one breathtaking showpiece.
VIVALDI Concerto for Two Violins in B-flat Major, RV 529
With Nicholas McGegan at the harpsichord, NJSO Assistant Concertmaster Adriana Rosin pairs up with 2018 Sphinx Competition winner Rubén Rengel for dazzling Vivaldi.
VIVALDI Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat Major, RV 547
2015 Sphinx Competition winner Eduardo Rios partners with newly named NJSO Assistant Principal Cello Na-Young Baek for Baroque fireworks in this virtuosic showpiece.
VIVALDI Concerto for Three Violins in F Major, RV 551
Both Sphinx winners and Rosin perform together in the give and take of Vivaldi’s brilliant melodies as if in sparkling conversation.
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2
The program concludes with the sunniest of an often-stormy composer’s symphonies.